Special Events


The Columbus Museum has many attributes to consider when selecting a place for your civic, corporate, cultural, or social event. Our nationally recognized architectural design and numerous exhibitions provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable affair.

The Columbus Museum is available for rent for special occasions by individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations. The Museum can be rented any day of the week during daytime or evening hours, provided that space is available.

Rental Hours: 

Daytime is defined as regular Museum hours:

Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Thursday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Spaces Available for Rental:



Capacity: 400-500 for a buffet or cocktail reception. 

                  175-200 for a seated dinner.


The Turner Galleria, with its graceful colonnade, ascends through all three levels of the Museum and provides direct access to all galleries. This spacious area with marble flooring is the largest area for receptions, formal dinners, concerts, and luncheons. The Turner Galleria offers great access to the Wright Community Room, the Patrick Theatre, and the Olmsted Garden.  It is also convenient to the catering kitchen.

Daytime: $300/hour

Evening: $600/hour

-Three-hour minimum rental time required

-Museum Galleries are open during evening events in the Turner Galleria, provided an exhibition is on display.




Capacity: 150 Seated Auditorium Style 

                  150 Standing Reception 

                  100 Seated at Round Tables


The Wright Community Room offers an excellent site for meetings, lectures, and small receptions or luncheons.  Conveniently located next to the catering kitchen, it is equipped with all the necessary appliances and often serves as an overflow room for the Turner Galleria.  Standard LED projection, Smart Board technology, and surround sound are integrated in the design of the room.

Daytime: $100/hour

Evening: $300/hour

-Two-hour minimum rental time required




Capacity: 298 seats


This auditorium is perfect for lectures, films, performances, corporate programs, and other special events.  Equipped with modern lighting, and state-of-the-art audio/visual and computer projection equipment, this is one of the finest theatre facilities in the area. Often programs in the Patrick Theatre are combined with special events in the Turner Galleria or the Wright Community room.

Daytime: $200/hour

Evening: $300/hour

-Two-hour minimum rental time required



For more information contact Kelly Cargill at:

kcargill@columbusmuseum.com or 706-748-2570

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